Airborne Systems launches Hi-5 military parachute
Airborne Systems has added the new Hi-5 to its line of high performance Ram Air military parachutes, the company announced on 3 October.
The Hi-5 parachute has a 5.5:1 glide ratio and can transition to a 1:1 glide ratio using its Glide Modulation System. The Glide Modulation System serves as an alternative to other angle control methods, such as front riser trim tabs. It maintains the total speed of the canopy for a safe transition at any altitude. This aims to eliminate the need for multiple S-turns or spirals at a low altitude and allows safe straight-in approaches for accurate landing.
The parachute has been designed to be easy to maintain and handle for a jumper, and intuitive to pack for a rigger. The Hi-5 is positioned between the company's Intruder/RA-1 and Hi-Glide parachutes, providing a wing with a high glide, accurate landings, and the ability to descend into tight areas safely.
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